This meeting is organised by ANdiNA, in conjunction with the Global Land Programme (Latin American nodal office)

ANdiNA is a virtual society, an informal network that works to inject good-humoured critical debate into ecology; communicates outcomes of its debates via the scientific press; and fosters international dialogue, collaboration and mentoring.  A priority is to help early-career scientists to engage in a substantive way with their international peers.  So far, around 120 people have participated in our very unusual workshops in mountains areas around the globe.  We have no formal presentations, only dialogue through informal and facilitated sessions and case studies.  Our meetings make no profits, we have no reserve of funds and we rely entirely on the goodwill of our contributing scientists and the occasional generous grant that allows us to subsidise the costs of young attendees.

The Global Land Programme (GLP) is a community of scientists that applies transdisciplinary science to contribute knowledge towards the sustainability and well-being of communities related to land systems across the globe.  It runs workshops, conferences and interdisciplinary working groups and publishes newsletters.  Its nodal office in Argentina, hosted by Instituto de Ecologia Regional (IER), is supporting our workshop by enabling an early-career researcher from South America to attend; they are also providing data for regional and continental-scale scenario analyses to be developed at the workshop.

Program committee:
Justin Travis (University of Aberdeen) – Chair

Damaris Zurell (Potsdam University, Germany)

Lia Montti (CONICET, Argentina)

Calum Brown (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Aurore Ponchon (University of Aberdeen)

Local contact Mariana Chiuffo (CONICET, Argentina)

 Facilitator Michael Williams (Michael Williams & Associates Pty Ltd, Sydney)

Coordinator, secretary, treasurer…..Roger Cousens (The University of Melbourne, Australia)